Hey Boehner..how is the bill “bipartisan” if both Pelosi and Reid say that not ONE Dem will vote for it?
Just finished watching the Speaker’s presser about the bill. And for the first time since this all started, I’m mad, really mad. I’m willing to allow that others may sinceely believe that the best option is to pass the bill, but what I won’t tolerate is being treated like I’m an idiot. Boehner must have referred to the bill as “bipartisan” at least half a | Read More »
“There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.” Alexis de Tocqueville ( and more quotes relevant today)
To be sure, Alexis had never met a member of today’s Democrat party, but we are about to find out if the Republicans ar indeed possessed of any principles whatsoever. More from de Tocqueville, who seems incredibly prescient each day this financial crisis drags on… Read ‘em and weep….. “The American Republic will endure until Congess discovers that it can bribe the public with the | Read More »
The awful NEW MATH of Boehner’s proposal: First year savings of $ 7 billion on a $ 4 TRILLION budget. Dude, that’s like only TWO TENTHS of ONE %
During the recent debt ceiling debates, Republicans are fond of repeating that the federal government must learn to live within its means, like any family or small business. No funny accounting, no tricks. True, absolutely true. Too bad that the just-pulled Boehner plan didn’t live up to that simple requirement. OTOH, maybe that’s why the House conservatives held the line, and refused to go along. | Read More »
We shouldn’t worry. Boehner’s REAL strategy: setting a trap for the Democrats?
I admit it. I’m opposed to the Speaker’s plan. But I couldn’t understand what he was doing even bringing the bill up. It made no sense. Surely he could do a quick count of his caucus. Let’s start with one given: That there is no way that Boehner can get 218 votes from the GOP caucus to pass the bill. That means that he’s depending | Read More »
Note to the House GOP caucus: 300 Spartans were at Thermopylae; 260 Texans were at the Alamo; You are 240 strong – Do the right thing! Do us proud!
The last line of the Declaration of Independence: “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor.” Throughout time, small bands of patriots, acting with with courage of their convictions, the unshakeable belief in the virtue of their cause, have indeed changed the | Read More »
Time for a happy diary: Ponder the NEXT Senate, with a conservative, GOP majority ( and a new majority leader?)
Whatever the outcome of the debate on the debt ceiling, one thing’s f’sure, the NEXT Senate will be a vastly different body. There are no guarantees..anything can happen, from a war in the Middle east, to an asteroid landing somewheres inside the Beltway. But all things being equal, the GOP should take control of the Senate after 2012. They could gain from 5-10 seats, and | Read More »
“Yogi Berra” Boehner: When you come to a fork in the road, take it?
So, we awake this morning to rumors that a “two-tiered” deal on the debt ceiling is imminent. Have we learned nothing? Years ago, during yet another financial crisis, we learned that “tranche,” that elegant, mellifluous sounding term used to describe “slices” of a debt offering, was in fact a French word that literally means “open, running sewer.” How very appropriate. We now have a new | Read More »
Mr. President, wheres the “tick-tock?”
As I write this ( 9am EST Sat) 15 hours since Obama ran into the WH briefing roon, held a petulant presser complaining about intractable Republicans, and, in the ONLY bit of hard news, in response to a reporter’s question about which version of events was correct, promised to produced the “tick-tock.” IT IS NOW 15 HOURS LATER..SO, WHERE’S THE DAMN “TICK-TOCK?” Tick-tock is an | Read More »
Obama has a new gig..WH press spokesman
Anyone watching Obama’s latest cameo at the WH breifing room is surely taken by how very unpresidential he seems. He’s starting to crack a bit under the pressure. He’s whining, petulant..complaining to the MSM that big bad Boehner picked up the ball and went home..won’t play anymore. In short, he sounds like..Jay Carney. Boehner made a statement, announcing that talks were over..brief, forceful, direct…Obama runs | Read More »
Senate Dems throw a tantrum – upset about their upcoming loss of Senate control
At the same time that the Senate Dems were busy tabling the CCB legislation: 1. Harry Reid was loudly complaining to his caucus that he knew absolutely nothing about any so-called talks between Obama and Boehner. “And”, he said, “I’m the Majority leader, fer pete’s sake..” 2. The hard core liberal Senate Dems were all up in arms at reports that a posssible deal included | Read More »